What I Know Today. ~ Jacey Howard

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on Jan 19, 2013
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 I believe in love. I believe in wonder.

I believe in silence. I believe in beauty. I believe in hand-written letters. I believe in sweat. I believe in stretching your limits and pushing boundaries. I believe in respect for creatures great and small and the habitat in which they dwell. I believe in laughter. I believe in adventure. I believe in apologies. I believe in conviction.

I believe in passion.

I believe in loyalty. I believe in second chances. I believe in six second hugs. I believe in giving. I believe in gratitude. I believe love equals love whether it’s between a man and a woman or man and man or woman and woman.

I believe in freedom.

I believe in taking risks. I believe in prayer. I believe in stillness. I believe in chaos. I believe in holding hands. I believe in listening intently. I believe in balance. I believe in standing up for yourself and others. I believe in books with worn edges that you can touch and smell and savor. I believe in stories. I believe in the sanctity of nature. I believe in travel.

I believe in God.

I believe in simplicity.

I believe in truth.

I believe in quiet walks through the woods. I believe in change. I believe in transparency. I believe a meal shared with friends is a treasured gift. I believe in diversity. I believe in learning. I believe in a nice glass of wine.

photo: lifesheimagined.tumblr
photo: lifesheimagined.tumblr

I believe you can see God in every face.

I believe togetherness and loneliness are essential components of a well-balanced life. I believe in the power of music. I believe every end is a new beginning. I believe in hard work. I believe in the grace and the mystery that accompanies each sunrise. I believe in the unexplainable.

I believe in the force of nature.

I believe you should not believe everything you have been taught. I believe in changing your mind and starting, stopping or starting over. I believe in teachers.

I believe in being who you want to be.

I believe the great outdoors is the best classroom imaginable. I believe in mothers and fathers and those that step in to raise a child the best way they know how. I believe in forgiveness. I believe in service. I believe you should question everything that does not feel right to your soul. I believe in being kind, not only to others, but to yourself.

I believe in peace.

I believe the universe is unfolding as it should.

I believe in synchronicity. I believe in the power of your breath. I believe in instinct. I believe that we are not bodies with a soul, but a soul with a body. I believe in individuality. I believe in character.

I believe dreams can come true.

I believe you should follow your bliss. I believe there is great freedom when you learn when to say yes and no based on what is in the best interest of your heart. I believe in letting go. I believe in boldness. I believe in spontaneity. I believe that not all that wander are lost. I believe in earnest effort. I believe in hustle and perseverance. I believe it is wisdom to believe the heart.

I believe today is the youngest we will ever be again; let’s live like it.

JaceyJacey Howard has Midwestern roots and West Coast wings. She’s an introvert by nature, a lover of words and adventures and thoughtful tattoos. She blossoms in a room full of her dearest friends, a glass of whiskey and a turntable.



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4 Responses to “What I Know Today. ~ Jacey Howard”

  1. Mary Ann says:

    I believe you've got it! 🙂

  2. Brandy says:

    Out of love from a woman for a woman, that was beautiful friend.

  3. […] So, go ahead—go hug someone today. […]

  4. Jordan says:

    Wow Jay, wow